Virgin Blue Takes Delivery of a New Boeing 737

Virgin Blue, the low-fare airline based out of Brisbane, Australia, continues its fleet expansion plans with the delivery of another Boeing [NYSE: BA] 737-800. Yesterday marked the first delivery of the 10 direct purchase 737s ordered earlier this year. The carrier's 10-year growth plan includes 737s equipped with performance-enhancing winglets.

Virgin Blue operates an all-Boeing fleet that includes 33 Next-Generation 737s and one Classic 737. The airline also has announced its interest in flying to regional destinations including New Zealand and several South Pacific islands. Pictured is a Virgin Blue 737-700 airplane from an earlier delivery.

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